The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 79 71
Contract jobs citing COBIT 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 1.08% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £575 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

COBIT is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 45 93 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.43% 9.48% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 65 66
Median daily rate £340 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £44.95 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.76% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing COBIT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in Cheshire

COBIT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBIT in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBIT in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) COSO
3 1 (33.33%) BS25999
3 1 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Technology Risk Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) IT Governance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) BS25999
2 1 (33.33%) COSO
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix